Wia is a cloud based platform that provides a powerful and scalable backend for developers for their IoT solutions. Wia was founded by Conall Laverty. It provides an API where you can create your device each of which is given a unique key and token to allow you to connect to the cloud. With wia you don’t have to fuss over maintaining servers, creating databases and spending long hours developing the code. It takes away the associated complexities so that you can focus on building innovative applications by bringing your ideas to life in just a few minutes.
Wia has a robust, clean API that takes care of all the tasks whether it is sending sensor data or controlling actuators. It lets you create production ready solutions without being concerned about storage, server management and data replication.
You can access all of its features via the online dashboard or through a REST API. The platform is built around MQTT protocol which establishes a two way communication and can be used with limited bandwidth networks.
Editions and Pricing
The app is currently in beta and is available for a free trial
Capabilities and Supporting Set of Features
Wia provides automated analysis of event data so that you can quickly respond to a particular event in real time.
Wia handles all the processing tasks associated with millions of API calls so that you can concentrate creating innovative products.
It allows you to identify the devices which are online. You can configure it to receive notifications in case a change occurs.
Wia allows you to work smoothly even when you don’t have a constant internet connection by maintaining your data locally and syncing it when the connection is available.
Wia provides enterprise grade security. The communication between device and the cloud is encrypted. You can also block a device with revocable API keys.
You can keep tracking the status of CPU, RAM and network usage so that you are assured of the well-being of your device.
Pros and Cons
- The SDKs and libraries enable you to integrate with not just the existing systems but also enable you to create your own dashboards and mobile apps.
- Enables you to track a data point in real time using analytics.
- You can invite and remove team members and also manage their access rights.
- Lacks some features offered by competitors like IBM IoT Foundation Platform and AWS IoT.
Wia removes the complexity and cost associated with building a real time IoT solution. Unlike its competitors, all the software required by a developer whether it is cloud platform or the libraries required to build the applications are available at one place.
For more details, please visit: Wia website.